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Award-winning design: Red Dot Award for innovative energy chain solutions from igus09/06/2017

Jury chooses the igus rotary module and the hygienic design e-chain for an international product design award igus will receive the Red Dot Award for innovative product design twice this year. The igus CRM, a rotary energy supply module for confined spaces and the TH3 e-chain, the world's first plastic e-chain according to Hygienic Design guidelines, were awarded the coveted prize for design quality and innovation by an international jury.

3D printed gear wheels from igus beat standard materials in the test08/06/2017

igus is expanding its range of materials for additive production with a second laser sintering material The motion plastics specialist igus has expanded its 3D print range and now offers a laser sintering material, which is particularly suitable for the additive manufacture of gear wheels. The new material iglidur I6 for selective laser sintering (SLS) is characterised by a wear resistance of at least six times than that of standard materials, thereby extending the service life of moving applications.

QuickChain.100: Configure e-chain and cables online in just a few steps10/05/2017

New online tool from igus enables quick configuration and service life calculation for energy chain systems igus offers comprehensive online configurators and expert systems on the internet to ensure that energy chain system design and calculation is not a time-consuming process. On the igus website, the customer can not only choose the right cable for their moving application with the chainflex product finder, but also immediately configure their individual energy chain system using the online e-chain expert, QuickChain.100. This ensures reliable data on the durability of the e-chain and the cables, thus making the selection of the most cost-effective system even easier.

igus® technical consultation via LiveChat has begun10/05/2017

Digitisation of the igus services enables customers to get speedy advice at Using the LiveChat on the igus website, customers now have another opportunity to get in touch with the motion plastics specialist, quickly and easily. Whether it be questions concerning the design, new products, materials technology or price requests, the igus experts from the e-chain, cable and bearing technology sales division satisfy the most varied requirements of the chat users.

First 3D print material from igus for food technology08/05/2017

Lubrication-free and maintenance-free iglidur I150 Tribo-Filament certified according to EU regulation 10/2011 The 3D print material iglidur I150 developed by motion plastics specialist igus has now been approved for food contact according to EU regulation 10/2011. By the certification of this Tribo-Filament that has a versatile use, customers can now print their custom-made parts which are approved for direct contact with food or cosmetics in moving applications. The material is lubrication-free and maintenance-free and can be used even on 3D printers that do not have a heated printing plate.

motion? plastics! igus presents 166 new possibilities with tribopolymers in Hannover27/04/2017

With its high-performance plastics for motion, igus increases sales by 7.4 per cent to 592 million euros

Hannover/Cologne, April 25th – At Hannover Messe, igus is presenting 166 new products for motion - from printed plastic gear wheels with an outstanding service life to a bionically inspired strain relief system for cables. In a live presentation, the motion plastics specialist will be showing how users of its plastics can increase service life, lower costs, reduce procurement and assembly times and enhance the productivity of equipment with intelligent igus products. In 2016, igus increased sales by 7.4 per cent and is now planning the start of construction of a new factory building this year.

#igusHM17: Human exoskeleton wins the 2017 golden manus27/04/2017

541 applicants at the 8th edition of the international competition in search of the most exciting plain bearing applications

Hannover/Cologne, 26. April 2017 – What began in 2003 with 34 participants has meanwhile developed into a worldwide competition for the entire industrial environment, which proves what plastic plain bearings are capable of today. The eighth edition of the manus award, which is conferred every two years by igus GmbH at the 2017 Hannover Messe, attracted a total of 541 inventors and developers from all over the world with their plastic bearings applications. The golden manus went this year to the USA, awarded to the company Pathway LLC in cooperation with Levitate Technologies, which developed an exoskeleton to facilitate assembly work.

smart plastics: Intelligent linear guide increases safety against failure and reduces costs21/04/2017

drylin linear guide enables predictive maintenance – pilot tester programme started With the smart plastics igus has developed intelligent machine components, which monitor themselves during the operation. An early warning system consisting of sensors and digital communication thereby expands the world's largest modular system for lubrication-free and maintenance-free linear guides. The smart drylin guide is easy to retrofit and increases the customer's safety against failure.

Video: Guide systems from igus are four times quieter than recirculating ball bearing guides21/04/2017

Noise test illustrates differences in the design principles

From high load to heat: Individual parts made of 50 iglidur materials are obtained in 2-5 days21/04/2017

igus produces injection-moulded special parts from printed mould

With custom-made 3D-printed injection moulding tools, igus offers users a new possibility to produce lubrication-free and maintenance-free parts and small batches. Customers can now choose from the entire range of 50 iglidur high-performance plastics – including specialists for high load, food contact, underwater application or heat – and thus receive their special parts for moving applications in only 2 to 5 days.

Industrial robots from igus can be openly configurated from € 5,00021/04/2017

igus expands its low-cost robot modular system and displays applications from its own production at the Hannover Messe

Configure easily and automate cost-effectively – at the 2017 Hannover Messe the motion plastics specialist igus presents new robolink components for individual robotics solutions. In addition to complete robotic arms in optimised design for even more freedom of movement, higher stability and up to eight kilograms of load, igus displays the 'robolink designer', with which users can configure their robotic arms easily and quickly.

Live at Hannover Messe: Metal in the morning, plastic in the evening21/04/2017

Early visitors receive their individual wear resistant part, injection-moulded with the 3D printed tool, within just one day

More smart plastics intelligence for greater plant availability21/04/2017

Live on the igus stand at the Hannover Messe: Monitor the operating state of all e-chains with just one module

Predictive maintenance is part of Industry 4.0 and the factory of tomorrow. For this future, igus has developed a family of products under the heading of 'isense', where different sensors and monitoring modules make the plastic solutions intelligent. In Hall 17 at Hannover Messe 2017, igus will be showing new and improved products. These include, for example, isense EC.RC, a new system for monitoring e-chains, the optimised CF.Q module for the intelligent chainflex cables that customers are already using today and the intelligent iglidur PRT slewing ring bearings.

Similar price, double the performance: New plain bearing all-rounder from igus21/04/2017

At Hannover Messe 2017, igus is showing the improved version of iglidur G, the world's most successful material for plastic bearings

igus has improved its best-seller, the all-round bearing material iglidur G, and will be presenting iglidur G1 at Hannover Messe 2017. What makes the new lubrication- and maintenance-free Tribo polymer material so convincing is its higher temperature resistance and low moisture absorption as well as its improved friction and wear behaviour. And all of this at almost the same price.

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